St. Paul Police: Driver In High-Speed Chase, Crash Arrested

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — The driver who led St. Paul police officers on a high-speed chase, which resulted in a crash that injured an innocent motorist Thursday, has turned himself in, according to police.

Rayvell Deprie Carter, 32, of St. Paul is now being held in the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center on suspicion of felony fleeing police in a motor vehicle and felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. He turned himself in to St. Paul police officers at 10:45 a.m., police said.

Police said the initial incident started Thursday afternoon after an undercover drug buy outside a business at Maryland and Rice in St. Paul.

Police arrested two people right away but two others, including Carter, took off in a car. Both 34-year-old Amon Manning and 25-year-old Timothy Smith were taken in on drug-related offenses, but have not been formally charged.

The men who fled in the car headed south on Rice Street at high speeds and crashed into a van.

That van was pushed across a lane of traffic, over a sidewalk, and through a fence.

According to police, the pursuing squads lost sight of Carter’s car several blocks after the pursuit began and did not witness the crash.

The driver of the van, Thomas Richard Blanck, 65, of Prescott, Wis. was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be OK. He was released from the hospital late Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

Police said investigators originally believed Carter was a passenger in the car that slammed into Blanck’s mini-van. After the crash, police arrested Carter at the scene and medics took him to Regions Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. He was not formally booked at that time.

St. Paul Police Crash Reconstruction Officers continue to investigate the crash.

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  1. Alex V says:

    Another instance of our puritanical drug laws injuring people.

  2. HHH says:

    Are you kidding? You think that if drugs were legal that things like this wouldn’t happen? Why was the person selling drugs? Probably because it is an easy way to make money instead of having to work. If this person could no longer find work selling drugs, he would have probably resorted to something else criminal in order to support himself. The drug laws did not cause the injury, the criminal running from the cops, who had a total disregard for anyone else caused it.

  3. Okie Dokie says:

    Build more jails.

    1. Guy says:

      Build more GALLOWS

  4. Stuart says:

    @Alex, you sir are one ignorant moron!

  5. Cracker Jack says:

    That good old Diversity rearin it’s nappy head!

  6. Gangs R 4 Wimps says:

    Nice mature attitude. Spoken like a true piece of ghetto trash who’s probably spent many a night behind bars.

  7. curly says:

    Yes, another drug war win! I can’t think of a better use of police resources. While we are wasting billions of taxpayer dollars anyway lets build more jails for drug users & sellers who do so by personal choice & release pedophiles & cut taxes for the rich. Just for good measure lets ban gay marriage too. Can I join the Republican party now? I was hoping Sarah Palin could start thinking for me.

  8. chatty1 says:

    BECAUSE SOMEONE SELLS DRUGS, IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT PERSON DOESNT HAVE A. SUCESSFUL JOB OR LOOKING FO AN EASY WAY OUT. PEOPLE JUDGE BEFORE KNOWING OR CHECKING RESOURCES. BECAUSE THIS SITUATION IS TERRIBLE SOMEONE WAS INJURED HOWEVER NO ONE KNOWS HIS INNERSELF.

  9. Me Too says:

    I agree with Alex!

  10. st paul says:

    Lmao – it’s a wonder there are so many losers out there… bunch of drugged up flunkies. Same for the people who support legalized drugs… you must be so proud to live a garbage lifestyle.

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